I love decking the halls at Christmastime. One of my favourite things is spending the day unpacking boxes of Christmas decorations and with mulled wine warming and carols playing, decorating the house with my family.
We always get our tree from the local community farm. It’s always is slightly too big and sits in the corner of our living room. We decorate it with white lights, then it gets covered in red and gold baubles and other decorations. There’s no tinsel, but we use gold lametta to give the tree some extra twinkle and shine. We’ve got a wonky gold star which sits on the top of our tree. My son always gets lifted up to put the star, and the final flourish to our tree.
There’s always a wreath on the door. Usually bought from the community farm, but failing that I’ve got a couple of spare wreaths I can use if I can’t find a good quality fresh one.
Although we don’t put the tree up until the weekend before Christmas, we do have some lovely lights which go up at the start of December. They’re very pretty coloured lights which hang in our window and we get lots of lovely comments on them every year.
We have a large kitchen diner which we don’t tend to decorate, other than with some lights. I’m very tempted to try to find a small thin tree to stand in the corner. It’s the room we spend most of Christmas Day in, so it would be nice it if was a bit more festive.
I feel like we’ve had this style of Christmas decorations for a long time. I wonder if this will be the year I finally decide that next year we do something different. Our style is very traditional, is it time to ring the changes?
I’ve no idea what kind of theme I might go for in the future. We’ve had 20 or more years of having a traditional Christmas style in our home. Whatever style we choose in the future would still need to feel warm and festive.
For all kinds of Christmas inspo, the Ultimate Christmas DIY Decorating Bible is a pretty good place to start. There are decorating tips as well as loads of brilliant Christmas craft ideas. Maybe a handmade Christmas is the way to go next year?
What’s your Christmas style? Is it time for me to make the change?